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VIDEO: Big Tobacco Wants to Turn Japan's Smokers Into Vapers

“Our goal for Japan is to switch every consumer we have to this,” said Paul Riley, who joined Philip Morris in Sydney in 1988 and became its Japan unit’s president last September. “For me, it’s like a no-brainer. The biggest thing is we know that smoking
Bloomberg News
added Aug 29, 2016 14:07

[Asia-pacific] Japan Tobacco's Cigarette Sales Fall in April

In a disclosure to the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Japan Tobacco Inc said it sold 8 billion of cigarettes in April, down from the 9.2 billion cigarettes it sold in April 2015. With the drop in sales volume, Japan Tobacco’s domestic cigarette revenue during th
added May 22, 2016 14:49

[Asia, Japan] Ban on smoking in public facilities eyed

The government plans to introduce legislation to strengthen measures against secondhand smoke in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned. The legislation will oblige all public facilities, including
Yomiuri Shimbun (jp)
added Jan 5, 2016 18:15

[Asia, Japan] Cigarette sales hit new low in FY2014

Cigarette sales in Japan in fiscal 2014, which ended in March, dropped to the lowest level since such statistics began in fiscal 1990, according to an industry group.
Yomiuri Shimbun (jp)
added Apr 13, 2015 15:02

[Asia, Asia-pacific, Singapore] Olympic antismoking efforts in Japan run into resistance

However, one policy area is proving particularly problematic for the governor - smoking...Tokyo-to Tobacco Shogyo Kyodo Kumiai Rengokai, which represents tobacco retailers in the capital, said the situation should be dealt with by "improving people's man
AsiaOne (sg)
added Feb 11, 2015 22:17

1 in 8 Japanese women too thin, survey says

The figures reflect slow progress in the implementation of measures against secondhand smoke, despite growing calls to accommodate non-smokers ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Dec 10, 2014 11:59

[Japan] Diet group plans law to reduce secondhand smoke

A suprapartisan group of lawmakers is being formed to draft a new law to prevent secondhand smoking in public spaces ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics... Shigefumi Matsuzawa of Your Party, a small opposition force, proposed the new group an
Japan Times (jp)
added Oct 11, 2014 12:13

[Asia, Japan] Smoking rate falls below 20%

Japan’s smoking rate in 2014 fell below 20 percent for the first time since such statistics began in 1965, Japan Tobacco Inc. said Wednesday. The rate decreased for the 19th consecutive year to stand at 19.7 percent, down 1.2 percentage points from the
Yomiuri Shimbun (jp)
added Jul 31, 2014 17:19

[Japan] Underage smokers admit to borrowing Taspo cards

About half of underage smokers admit to having borrowed a Taspo, the age-verification IC card used to purchase cigarettes from vending machines, to buy tobacco illegally, according to a recent survey.
Yomiuri Shimbun (jp)
added Aug 26, 2013 16:53

[Asia] JAPAN TOBACCO INC : Japan Tobacco Rejects Hedge Fund's Proposals

Shareholders of Japan Tobacco Inc. (2914.TO) Friday voted down a set of proposals by a U.K.-based activist hedge fund, including a sharp dividend hike. The company, known as JT, has already expressed opposition to the proposals put forward by The Childre (fr)
added Jun 21, 2013 10:27
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